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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

PG | | Drama, Western | 11 July 1973 (USA)
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A tough Marshal has a difficult task when his two sons join a gang and rob a bank.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

Harry Julian Fink (screenplay), Rita M. Fink (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wayne ... J. D. Cahill
George Kennedy ... Fraser
Gary Grimes ... Danny
Neville Brand ... Lightfoot
Clay O'Brien ... Billy Joe
Marie Windsor ... Mrs. Green
Morgan Paull ... Struther
Dan Vadis ... Brownie
Royal Dano ... MacDonald
Scott Walker ... Ben Tildy
Denver Pyle ... Denver
Jackie Coogan ... Charlie
Rayford Barnes ... Pee Wee Simser
Dan Kemp Dan Kemp ... Joe Meehan
Harry Carey Jr. ... Hank
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Storyline

J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boys want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they bargained for. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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Break the law and he's the last man you want to see. And the last you ever will. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cahill: United States Marshal See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After he finished the film, John Wayne went to Seattle, Washington, to film McQ (1974). Since Wayne was on-location, Warner Brothers decided to hold the premiere of this movie in Seattle in 1973. Protesters appeared at the opening, claiming the film was unfair to Native Americans. See more »

Goofs

After Cahill is onto his sons' involvement in the bank robbery, we see him and Lightfoot watching the boys fishing. Later, after the boys have traveled awhile in the buckboard, we see the two men watching the boys again. The medium shot of Wayne and Brand reveals that they are sitting on their horses in the very place from which they had been watching the boys fishing. See more »

Quotes

[talking to the town drunk who is locked in a jail cell]
J.D. Cahill: Charlie, what are you doing in here? It ain't Thursday.
Charlie Smith, Town Drunk: A man has got a right to change his mind. Besides, it's going to rain on Thursday. And drinking in the rain, that's bad for your health.
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man Gets To Thinkin'
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Charlie Rich
(Courtesy of Epic Records)
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Interesting and highly underrated Duke flick.
12 July 2009 | by ContinentalOpSee all my reviews

Many liberals like to bitch John Wayne out - I know because being a left-winger I have to put up with whiny liberals for company! What many of these liberals forget is that John Wayne - whilst politically unacceptable in many ways - was still an actor and a human being. Something some ''liberals'' complain about is Republican political oriented criticism on liberal actors and directors and the disrespect of the artistic talents of these liberal personages. I see no difference in disrespect to a left-winger or a right-winger so the hypocritical stance of these liberal ''film fans'' doesn't do their ideology any favours.

The film 'Cahill U.S. Marshal' whilst not being the greatest of westerns, is an enjoyable western with a good message - which isn't as Republican or right-wing as some other voters claimed. The wonderful acting from John Wayne and George Kennedy is on par with their best work, the plot is original and the opening of the film is fantastic and rousing.

One of the features that other voters have not commented on is the music by Elmar Bernstein. The score for 'Cahill' is amongst the great composer's finest work and the song 'A Man Gets To Thinking'' sung by Charlie Rich is a good theme on par with the 'True Grit' by Glen Campbell and I am sure that a lot of Country and Western fans - I am only mildly enamoured with this genre - will enjoy it.


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